At the ECTA Annual Meeting 2022, Raluca Marian, IRU EU Advocacy Director, gave a keynote presentation on the latest status of the Mobility Package and zoomed in on the overall EU problem of driver shortage. She explained the results of a recent IRU driver shortage survey whereby the shortage of drivers will increase from 425.000 in 2021 to 1 million by 2026.
These numbers do confirm that driver shortage is an overall, chronic and structural problem whereby it’s time for action and engagement form all stakeholders to increase the truck driver job attractiveness and productivity.
ECTA´s ACTION PLAN:
In October 2022 the ECTA Driver Shortage Workgroup published a follow up Position Paper explaining ECTA´s Action Plan. Now, ECTA is proud to announce that the funds are released to start building the ECTA APP.
THE ECTA DRIVER APP:
Purpose of the ECTA APP is to give the drivers a voice whereby they can rate chemical loading and unloading sites over 5 topics:
• Waiting time
• Truck driver treatment
• Driver facilities
• Total residence time
The specifications of the ECTA APP are finalized and the IT developments are starting now. January 16, 2023